Servo Magazine ( March 2009 )
By Bryan Bergeron View In Digital Edition
In the world of robotics, advances in one application area often have unintentional, beneficial consequences in other areas, regardless of whether the initial application is a commercial success. Case in point — the Japanese robotic strawberry picker, touted as one of the prominent engineering failures of 2008 ([url=http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/jan09/7130]http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/jan09/7130[/url]). The autonomous robot is considered an economic failure by some because it's too expensive, too slow, and is restricted to a specially configured...
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